Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run? What Causes It?


One of the most popular questions I get asked by people who run marathons is “why do my teeth hurt when I run?” Running is hard work and endurance. It’s also an incredibly fun sport that will leave you sore, bruised, and tired. When you run, your body expels carbon dioxide and must suck it up through your lungs.

Because your lungs are working so hard, the pressure is on your bones and joints. Because your bones and joints are stretched taut, they are more likely to break during running. Runners often experience a chipped or loose heel bone, or a broken hip bone. They may even experience a pinched nerve.

Running causes your mouth to open while breathing and this open your nasal passageways, which is a common area for bacteria to grow in. Many runners find that they develop a runny nose after running, which can cause toothache. This is since the running causes your nasal passages to close off and your sinuses to swell.

It is also possible to get a toothache after running. Your running shoes and your gait can cause toothache, especially if you run on hard surfaces such as concrete. A lot of long distance runners complain of a dull ache in their teeth after every run. This is due to the pounding the teeth take when running, as well as any pressure placed on your teeth from your jaw muscles.

So, the question remains… why do my teeth hurt when I run? The answer is simple. Your bones and joints are being worked, strained, and generally abused while running. If you continue to run, and take your shoes off, over time all your bones and joints will have to be strained and will cause you severe pain. It might not be a bad thing if you only go fast for a couple of miles every other day, but if you continue to do it regularly, and don’t rest, the damage will progress. There are kinds of Orthodontic software available that orthodontist use for treatments.

If you think that your pain is temporary, and that it will go away after a few days, think again. Your bones and joints have been strained to the point where they will have serious trouble healing. If you don’t take care of them when they are injured, they will never heal properly. In most cases, if you do not treat a strained tooth or joint, it could lead to something more serious, such as a broken bone or paralysis.

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